04/24/2014

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

April 24, 2014

401(a)/(k)/403(b)/457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS

Why $1 million may not be enough savings for retirement
5 fee-related best practices for 401(k) and 403(b) plans
AnchorHuman Capital Should Factor into Asset Allocations
Small employers fuel recent growth of defined contribution plans
Automatic Features Essential to Effective 401(k) Plans

AnchorTarget-Date Funds, All Grow(ing) Up
Investors would benefit from labels on 401(k) fees
Defined Contribution Plan Participants’ Activities in 2013

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION PLANS

Workers with DB plans more concerned about retirement
Shift in employer plans may benefit employees
Chicago Pension Measures in Doubt as Quinn Withholds Signature
DB plans to increase AI investments in next 12 months
AnchorPension Values Brought Down Total CEO Compensation

Public employees’ pensions are a budget’s black hole
House rejects limits on total state pensions
Pension legislation on hold in Legislature
Boeing’s Profit Slides on Pension Costs
Public employees press North Carolina on fees

Public Pension Plan Investment Return Assumptions 

MACRO ECONOMICS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT

Fed expected to reduce bond buying to $45B
China, the Ukraine and corporate earnings roil the waters for equity funds in mid-April
Resales of U.S. homes decrease
Corporate-bond market outperforms high-yield competition
Forecast for RMBS drops as demand for jumbo whole loans rises

Ratings Agencies: Credit Where Credit’s Due
SEC’s Aguilar raises questions about corporate governance
Is U.S. Inflation Headed Higher?
Manufacturing Employment Signals Economic Growth
What shakes the system most during a financial crises?

NON TRADITIONAL INVESTMENTS

Ninety per cent of hedge funds using social media
Hedge Fund interest in Alternative Mutual Funds apparent at the FRA Establishing a ‘40 Act Alternative Conference
Hedge funds still love Japan despite losses
Activist Hedge Funds Broadening Tactics and Geography
Private Equity Shifts Gears In Emerging Markets

Worst Of Hedge Funds In Q1: Asia And Emerging Markets
Investors get bullish on hedge funds and other banking reads

HEALTH CARE

Incentives to Offer Health Benefits Could Be Improved
PPACA utilization reports trickle out
With Cadillac Tax Looming, Employers Scale Back on Medical Plan Designs
Competition, Not Higher Premiums, May Turn Out to Be the Biggest Threat to Obamacare Buyers
A Snapshot of U.S. Global Health Funding
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PERSONAL FINANCEAnchor

Millennials’ investing style key for advisers
Business sales give advisers a major opportunity
Put long-term care into your financial planning
Most millionaires don’t stay that way

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
jeffrey.snyder@themorningpulse.com
646-484-0188

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An American entrepreneur and business leader, Jeffrey H. Snyder represents the American ethos and work ethic by applying his management, finance and information technology skills and experience to the financial services industry. He currently serves as a Vice President, Senior Consultant with Cammack Retirement Group and Chief Executive Officer of The Morning Pulse, Inc.,

Jeffrey has held a wide range of senior positions within the United States defined contribution retirement industry. His experience is as broad as it is deep and he has worked with many of the industry’s top firms to provide guidance and solutions to employers throughout all sectors of the economy.

Considered an “industry insider” and an independent voice, Jeffrey is often sought out for his opinion on a wide range of industry topics speaking at industry conferences and web events. Most recently, Jeffrey was a panelist for Pension and Investments’ 2013 Public Funds DC Summit and the moderator for Bloomberg’s “Ahead of the Curve: The Latest Trends of Defined Contribution Retirement Plans”. He has also been quoted in industry periodicals and has written countless articles. He recently authored “A Bid for Change: Using the Competitive Process to Transform Your DC Retirement Program”,  Optimizing Public Pension Systems: A Call for a Plan of Action for Public Defined Contribution Plan Sponsors and Eight Hot Topics for Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Sponsors which were picked up by the National media.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

Jeffrey has a passion for reaching out, guiding others and sharing important information. In late 2012, Jeffrey founded The Morning Pulse, Inc., a media company focused on aggregating, organizing and delivering industry information daily. Over a thousand industry professionals and senior executives have come to trust Jeffrey for his editorial eye and timely delivery of important and relevant news.

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